People have different ideas as to what defines a real writer. Some believe that to be a true writer, you must be a published novelist. Others believe you should at least have been published in a well-known periodical, on a regular basis. In the world of education and science, having your work published in a aged and respected journal makes you worthy of many titles, including that of writer. Even if your work is never published and seen by more than a few dozen people on a software project, you can still consider yourself a technical writer.
These preconcieved ideas as to what a writer is, also are one of the biggest stumbling blocks to writing. You are either not polished enough, or networked enough, or knowledgable enough to write about something. These things though, are really all lies. At some in the process of becoming a writer, everyone sucked. The difference is, they either didn’t believe they sucked, or wouldn’t let that stop them from publishing. Some people are born with a natuarl talent, but nobody is born knowing all the rules of language and structure.
If those that can be labeled writers sucked at one point, and you feel that you also suck, what is the difference between you and them? I will tell you.
Most of them probably published work that sucked when they first started. To be honest, many of them still publish work that sucks. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder after all.
To the point though, will you suck when you first start writing? Very possibly. Will you be defeating those that say you can’t write? Most certainly. Practice begets competence, and that competence is what you want and will have, if you can stay diligent and sport a stiff upper lip. Publish your work, then publish it some more. Just keep publishing unashamedly, and good things will eventually follow.
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